I should start by apologizing for last week. No, not for my performance (which hey! wasn’t bad last week) but for being rushed and leaving out descriptions. You may not care, may not have even noticed. But I apologize nonetheless!
Two games being played tonight (Saturday) so I thought I’d get this out early. Is there anything better than this time of year for football fans? Feels like we get a game every night. Could you imagine? Anyways let’s get to the picks and win you some Christmas green.
Panthers @ Packers Line: GB -8.0
Packers need that number one sees and it’s in reach. Rodgers is also out for an MVP so I expect him to want to put up big numbers in the win.
Pick: GB -8.0 Packers 33 Panthers 24
Bills @ Broncos Line: BUF -5.5
I like the Broncos defense and almost picked them to beat the spread but this Bills team is rolling. I think they can win by a touchdown.
Pick: BUF -5.5 Bills 27 Broncos 20
Lions @ Titans Line: TEN -10.0
Titans strength? Running the football. Lions weakness? The run. This could get ugly, especially if Stafford doesn’t play.
Pick: TEN -10.0 Titans 28 Lions 16
Buccaneers @ Falcons Line: TB -6.5
Brady struggles against the pass rush. Falcons lack that. Matt Ryan and company would usually put up a shoot out here and compete. Not this year, though.
Pick: TB -6.5 Bucs 33 Falcons 23
49ers @ Cowboys Line: SF -3.0
Ugh. Ugly game. Who cares. 49ers win low scoring game finally ending the Cowboys sad season.
Pick: SF -3.0 49ers 23 Cowboys 17
Texans @ Colts Line: IND -7.5
Colts are looking great and primed for playoffs. Rivers isn’t making mistakes, the run game is working, and defense is one of the best in the league. Watson will need more help than he’s getting.
Pick: IND -7.5 Colts 28 Texans 20
Patriots @ Dolphins Line: MIA -3.0
Game of the week? Feel like this one is a toss up but I’m betting on the hotter team right now.
Pick: MIA -3.0 Dolphins 21 Patriots 17
Bears @ Vikings Line: MIN -3.0
Vikings are more talented but Bears defense is still something to note. Don’t love this pick but I had to take a risk and go against the spread somewhere this week!
Pick: CHI +3 Bears 23 Vikings 20
Seahawks @ Football Team Line: SEA -6.5
A lot of people liking the Football Team here. I get the Seahawks have been inconsistent even against teams they should easily beat but…Haskins was basically kicked off the team months ago! Now he’s starting. Give me the Seahawks.
Pick: SEA -6.5 Seahawks 26 Football Team 16
Jaguars @ Ravens Line: BAL -13.0
13 points is a lot but with Jackson healthy it shouldn’t be a problem.
Pick: BAL -13.0 Ravens 35 Jaguars 14
Jets @ Rams Line: LAR -17.0
Again, a huge spread. But it’s the Jets!
Pick: LAR -17.0 Rams 42 Jets 12
Eagles @ Cardinals Line: ARI -6.5
I like the Cardinals in this game. Could be close but they should win by a touchdown. Their defense should be used to going up against a mobile quarterback, they do it every day in practice.
Pick: ARI -6.5 Cardinals 24 Eagles 17
Chiefs @ Saints Line: KC -3.0
Saints are getting a lot of love this game. Brees is back but Thomas is out. I just don’t like this matchup for Brees’ return. Could be kept close but I still think Chiefs should win handsomely.
Pick: KC -3.0 Chiefs 30 Saints 23
Browns @ Giants Line: CLE -6.0
Browns looked great in a loss against a good team last week. One of the hotter teams heading into the playoffs.
Pick: CLE -6.0 Browns 24 Giants 16
Steelers @ Bengals Line: PIT -12.5
Steelers are starting to show their true colors the past couple of weeks. A lot of people now doubting them…I expect a statement game against the Bengals and a back up QB.
Pick: PIT -12.5 Steelers 30 Bengals 13
Pickle Parlay: TB -6.5, TEN -10, GB -8